November 9, 2017 at 2:03 pm #1555817
Rob Fort Worth TXParticipant
Reds, I do think we would have still lost that game even if SG hadn’t slipped. We looked nervous on the ball and we just couldn’t get going. That game was our chance as Chelsea had a makeshift back four with three full backs and we still couldn’t do the job. Mourinho had his usual two strong banks of four and they kept tabs on Suarez well. Even a draw against Chelsea and then hang on to that ridiculous lead we had at Palace or just beat Chelsea and the title would’ve been ours but it wasn’t to be because we could not finish the job. For me tho the defining games were at home to Soton and away at West Brom. Oh well….November 9, 2017 at 3:09 pm #1555861
I dont remember the soton game at all but west brom game.. i think we were leading with 15 mins to go and kolo toure made a horrendous backpass and anichebe scored. The guy hardly ever score and we just gifted him the goal.November 9, 2017 at 10:02 pm #1555979
I just think BR is doing well at Celtic & if they keep improving under him I can see us going up against them in the CL in future seasons & having a game on our hands in the process. Rate him, that’s all. CheersNovember 9, 2017 at 10:05 pm #1555980
What a season that was guys. We can have that again under Jurgen.November 10, 2017 at 8:40 am #1556048
Rob – Sorry mate but I have to disagree with you there, I think that match turned on the slip, we were dominating and they didn’t have a sniff until that moment, it was only when we went 1 down that we had throw everything at getting an equaliser and left gaps at the back, we had 73% possession and 26 attempts, we also missed some really good opportunities, Suarez with the most glaring one of all, an empty half of a goal to aim at and put it wide. I didn’t see us being nervous at all better finishing and luck being even we would have been 3-0 before the slip, but that moment did change everything.November 10, 2017 at 8:47 am #1556050
Sean the sailorParticipant
rodgers deserves a lot more credit then he getsd. We were fantastic to watch back then. Saurez was a good player but he left us as a world class player and rodgers deserves some credit for that. He built the team around saurez. Saurez turned into a proper permier league goal scorer under rodgers. He missed far to many chances in his first season.we werent were we were just because of luis. Sterling,couthino,flanagan,gerrard,henderson,sturridge etc were allplaying at their very best level.
we went to old tarford and played a diamond. we went to spurs and played 4-3-3 and won v very easily. we had won 11 games in a row. we were on fire. There was no way we were going to chnage our tactics but lets be straight. we didnt go gung ho againmest chelsea. It was a very tight game until gerrards slip.
i disagree rob,i think we would have drawn that game and it would have set us up nicely to win our last two and i doubt we would have drawn with place as we were chasing goals in that game.
jose was smart. chelsea were missing a host of players. The widemen pushed back to play as full backs and the full backs pushed into to play as centre backs. It was a wall. The smart thing jose did was slow everything down. we started to get annoyed when chelsea were taking their time at 0-0. why? a draw wasnt a bad result. Jose played the crowd to a tee but i dont believe rodgers got his tactics wrong that day. We played like were playing.If we had of went to 3 at the back and lost people would have been going mad that we had changed our tactics to get us to that point. Faith wasnt with us and its the most disappointing thing ive ever expierenced supporting liverpool for over 30 years but lets give rodgers credit. Jose went into that game well wound up as we wouldnt change the date of the game as chelsea had cl and there was no way he was going to make it easy for us. He got is tactics spot on and one very unfortunate incident had us chasing the game.
that game showed us why i believe the god sare againest us. Our best ever player and captain that has carried us to trophies at times, goes and slips. You couldnt write it and thats just our luck all over.
he always defended the club. He was very proud to be our mmanager. He talked some amount of rubbish. His hands were tried when we didnt get sanchez when luis left. We fgooked up badly with the players we bought.November 10, 2017 at 8:47 am #1556051
Reds – That is the problem, even the best coaches in the world cannot get rid of individual errors.November 10, 2017 at 8:48 am #1556052
Unfortunately we can’t re write history.
If only the ghost goal had been disallowed.😊
Liverpool that season based on the football they played deserved the title imo but sadly it wasn’t to be.November 10, 2017 at 8:53 am #1556054
Sean – Great post, wholeheartedly agree with everything in that post.November 10, 2017 at 9:04 am #1556058
King Kenny deserves the credit for turning Suarez into King Luis.
It was Kenny that decided to back Luis so universally when the going got tough for him.
I’ve never witnessed a character assassination like the one he got. The response we got from our nr 7 for showing our love after he got called out and sentenced for being a racist is what turned Luis Suarez into the player he is.November 10, 2017 at 11:17 am #1556115
NB – Yes King Kenny did back him to the hilt, but Suarez himself said it was the way that Rodgers set the team up and how he got them playing which enabled him to play the way he did that season. So yes Kudos to KK but also for Rodgers.November 10, 2017 at 11:21 am #1556116
I see the ghost goal has reared its ugly head again. Was I the only Liverpool fan at the time that was shouting that we wanted the Penalty and inevitable red card, and being pissed off that the ref had gone against us. I mean what would you prefer 1-0 and 85minutes against a very good side or a penalty and 85 minutes against a very good side but with their keeper (best in the world at the time) seeing red?November 10, 2017 at 11:36 am #1556125
“😊” = 😊😊😊!November 10, 2017 at 11:40 am #1556126
It was either way pax, a goal or a pen and a sending off, the ref made the right call. Kept Cech on the green and awarded the just goal.November 10, 2017 at 11:45 am #1556130
Nb,even putting the Evra incident/incidents to one side Suarez bit three different players on the field of play one at the World Cup Finals watched by billions.
With respect mate Suarez bought it all on himself but to his credit where he is now in his career is down to him cleaning his act up.November 10, 2017 at 11:53 am #1556133
I can’t believe you guys even want to defend the outcome it was a joke in the midst of a post praising the Rodgers team that almost won the PL title hence the smiley face at the end of the post.
It’s well gone now and whether it was or wasn’t a goal or a penalty doesn’t matter one way or other 12 years down the line 😊
As Frank’s said “Relax don’t do it”!November 10, 2017 at 12:25 pm #1556143
Sean the sailorParticipant
i always remeber gudjonsens shot at the end in that gamne. fine margins and luck really was on our side to win the 05 final. one of the best nights of my lifeNovember 10, 2017 at 1:46 pm #1556168
Sean, me too mate how did Eider not put that in but Liverpool winning the CL in 2005 was meant to be and written in the stars.
The 2005 CL Final was the most incredible Final in the History of the CL and I doubt it will ever be bettered.November 10, 2017 at 1:50 pm #1556169
Rob Fort Worth TXParticipant
Sean. we were disjointed in that Chelsea game and only really threatened their goal 2-3 times in the 90 minutes. They were disciplined off the ball switching to a 451 fracturing everything we threw at them which wasn’t a lot. We did nothing in the first half and slightly improved second because we simply had too. A tactical masterclass at how to stop an aggressive attack with a patched up squad was on display that day.November 10, 2017 at 2:19 pm #1556182
Yeah mate, the biggest character assassination I’ve seen in the league, as evident by your statement.
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